Dopey deer gets stuck in railings


By Cara Sulieman

A DOPEY deer got stuck in railings on a quiet residential street in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The fire brigade were called to Torbain in Kirkcaldy after a deer was found with its head stuck in a fence.

A vet had to be called out to check over the terrified animal before the firemen could cut it loose.

It was then taken to the vet’s surgery for treatment.


As it happened in the early hours of the morning, many of the residents on the street were unaware of the events unfolding as they slept in their beds.

One local, who asked not to be named, said: “That’s an unusual thing to happen. I can’t think where it would have come from, there are woods around here but I’ve never seen a deer come up our street before.”

A spokesman for Fife Fire and Rescue said: “We got a call at 6.30am to attend a deer that got itself stuck in some railings.

“The fire service had to wait for a vet to attend the scene as the animal was obviously very distressed.

“We used two cutters to release the deer before leaving the scene at 7.48am.”

Treated at the vets

Fife police were also called to the scene and called the vet out before overseeing the operation.

“Police attended to a stuck deer in Torbain, Kirkcaldy. It has been released and is now being treated at the vet.”